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Squads Competed Hard In 2022

Squads Competed Hard In 2022 Squads Competed Hard In 2022

Year In Review

Earning Wolf Point’s Alpha awards for excelling in at least three sports as a senior were Ethan Blount and Hamyanie Campbell. Blount competed in cross-country, basketball and track. Campbell participated in volleyball, cross-country, basketball and tennis. Their names will be placed on a permanent plaque in the trophy case.

Wolf Point’s Ben Boysun and Mason Garfield helped the North team win 27-7 at the Class B All-Star football game on June 10.

Montana’s girls’ wrestling team placed seventh at the 2022 AAU Scholastic Duals in Florida. Team members included Wolf Point’s Joli Beston and Poplar’s Jazmin Gorder.

The 25th annual Northeast Montana Health Services Charitable Foundation’s golf tournament attracted 14 four-person teams to compete during windy conditions at the Airport Golf Club on June 25. The top team in gross consisted of Troy Halverson, Dana Matejovsky, Brad Moran and Brianne Moran. Earning first in low net score was the team of Jack Stensland, Aaron Kurokawa, Dave Matejovsky and Kay Matejovsky.


The Wolf Point girls’ softball team repeated as softball league champs in the major division. The Yellow Jackets defeated Plentywood, 15-3, in the title game.

Area rodeo fans were treated to exciting PRCA action at the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede on July 7-9. Whit and Carly Rush of Wolf Point earned top honors at the 2022 Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament. The team finished with a total of 79.56 pounds including 40.52 pounds on the first day of the tournament.

The Wolf Point Yellow Jackets ended their home season with a double-header baseball sweep over Glendive’s B team on July 13.

The mother/daughter team of Carly and Ayla Rush earned top honors at the Fort Peck Women’s Walleye Tournament on July 16. The Wolf Point team took first with a total of 30.24 pounds.

The Glasgow Reds, which feature three players from Wolf Point High School, placed third at the Eastern A district baseball tournament.

The AAU golf tournament in Wolf Point attracted golfers of all ages on July 23. Dana Matejovsky, organizer of the tournament, said it was the largest turnout in the local tournament’s fouryear history. Participants featured 15 golfers under the age of 18 including 10 under the age of 10.

Wolf Point High School’s cheerleaders attended a camp in Missoula. The squad earned a second-place trophy for game day cheer and a fourth-place trophy for camp routine.


The Big Cup Classic attracted 15 four-player teams to the Wolf Point Airport Golf Course on Aug. 6. Sponsors of the tournament were Independence Bank, The Tavern and Northern Prairie Auto Sales.

Wolf Point High School cheer announced that its cheerleading members Julianna Garfield and Rebekah Landsrud will represent Varsity Spirit in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, from Dec. 4-9.

The Wolf Point boys got off to a solid start to the cross country season at their home invitational held at the Wolf Point Airport Golf Course on Aug. 26. Wolf Point’s junior Peyton Summers captured top honors with a time of 17:30.79 for first place. Poplar’s girls’ cross country squad earned first place in the team standings during the Wolf Point Invitational. The Indians finished with 29 points at the season-opening meet.

Despite being low on numbers, Poplar’s football team turned in a solid effort in its season-opening 28-12 loss at home against Harlem on Aug. 27.

Wolf Point’s volleyball team opened its season by winning four matches at the Choteau tournament.


Wolf Point’s volleyball squad won their first home match against Harlem in straight sets.

Poplar’s girls placed first and the boys took second in the team standings at their home cross country meet on Sept. 2.

Wolf Point’s football team cruised to a 48-6 home victory over Roundup.

Poplar native Scott Mc-Gowan was inducted into the University of Montana’s Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame. McGowan was a four-time NCAA All-American. He finished in fourth place at the 2004 indoor national meet in the mile. He was a three-time Big Sky Conference champion in three different events.

Two Wolf Point residents were ranked near the top for the Fort Peck Walleye Tournament Series this year. Wolf Point’s Whit Rush earned top honors for Angler of the Year with 198.0583 points. Wolf Point’s Kris Keller placed second with 196.7762 points.

The Wolf Point Wolves won their homecoming football game over Colstrip by a 38-14 final. “Homecoming is always a fun one to win,” Wolf Point Coach Anthony Red Cloud said. “It feels good to get the win for our fans.”

Wolf Point edged Poplar, 25-18, 26-24, 25-20, in volleyball action.

Poplar’s girls’ cross country team captured first place at the Lockwood Invitational. In the boys’ individual race, Wolf Point’s Peyton Summers finished first with a time of 17:30.2 Wolf Point’s football team put up a strong fight before falling to conference powerhouse Malta, 28-14.


Poplar’s volleyball squad celebrated homecoming with a three-set win over Brockton on Oct. 6.

Wolf Point’s junior Peyton Summers captured first-place honors at the Sidney Invitational cross country meet on Oct. 8. Summers finished first with a time of 15:43.00.

The Frazer Invitational attracted 13 girls’ cross country teams and 12 boys’ squads on Oct. 4.

The Poplar Indians prepared for the upcoming state meet by competing at the Plentywood Invitational on Oct. 15.

In the girls’ division, Poplar won the title with 17 points. In the boys’ division, the In- dians placed three runners in the top 10. Kaniel Ricker earned seventh at 20:12.06, Geordy Medicine Lake placed eighth at 20:15.63 and Miles Boxer finished ninth at 20:18.32.

Wolf Point’s Peyton Summers earned All-State honors by placing 12th at the Class B state cross country meet.

Poplar’s boys placed 14th in the team standings at the state meet with 355 points. Miles Boxer led Poplar by taking 39th place with a time of 18:31.1. Poplar’s girls were sixth in the team standings with 186 points. Reinita Irizarry highlighted Poplar’s efforts by placing 20th with a time of 21:39.3. Jazmyn Carrywater finished 23rd at 21:58.6. Mattie Falls Down earned 24th at 22:05.3.

Wolf Point’s football team lost at Glasgow, 68-13, in its last game of the season.


Poplar surprised Harlem to qualify for the divisional volleyball tournament. It was the first time that the Indians have qualified for the divisional tournament in several years.

Wolf Point placed third at the district volleyball tournament to advance to the divisional tourney. The Wolves fell short against Malta in a tough four-set battle for second place.

The Wolves dropped matches against Choteau and Cut Bank during the divisional volleyball tournament.

Poplar lost against Shelby and Choteau at the divisional volleyball tournament.

Wolf Point Elks Lodge #1764 was pleased to see a good turnout for its annual Elks Hoop Shoot held at Wolf Point High School on Nov. 6. There were 26 participants during the local event.

Wolf Point’s J’Elle Garfield and Katelyn MacDonald were selected to the All-Conference volleyball team. Wolf Point’s Sierra Hamilton, Poplar’s EmmaRae Martell and Poplar’s Morgen Nordwick were voted to the second team.

Wolf Point’s Juliun Benson was named to the All-State football team. Earning conference honors for the Wolves were Benson, Preston Swenson, Charles Page and Lennoxx Lilley.

Wolf Point’s Peyton Summers finished 26th out of 305 runners in his age division at the Nike Regionals held in Eagle, Idaho, December

Wolf Point’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams each opened their season with home victories over Glasgow.

Frazer’s girls’ basketball squad downed Park City by a 40-33 final.

Wolf Point’s and Poplar’s wrestling teams opened their seasons at the Eagle Invitational in Sidney. Wolf Point’s Juliun Benson and Gaige Bushman performed well at the Indigenous Football Bowl held in Minneapolis. Benson was selected the offensive most valuable player after finishing with more than 200 yards receiving including two touchdowns.

Lustre’s boys’ basketball squads strong start included victories over Fairview and Plentywood during the Scobey Invitational.

Poplar’s wrestlers came away with two individual championships during the Glasgow Invitational on Dec. 10. Angelina Escarcega won the title in the girls’ division at 107 pounds. Blake Follette earned the championship at 114 pounds in the girls’ division.

Wolf Point’s boys scored a 58-57 win over Malta to improve their league record to 3-0.

Poplar’s girls’ basketball team downed Wolf Point and Harlem for a 2-0 conference record.

Wolf Point was represented well by high school seniors Julianna Garfield and Rebekah Landsrud during the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, The event, through Varsity Spirit, featured 800 of the top cheerleaders in the country.

Poplar’s boys’ basketball squad outscored Harlem, 75-52, for its first league victory of the season. Leading the way for the Indians were Geordy Medicine Cloud with 22 and Delray Lilley with 21 points.

Wolf Point’s Joli Beston earned first place and was voted the outstanding female wrestler at the Great Falls CMR Holiday Classic. Angelina Escarcega came through with a championship performance at 100 pounds in the girls’ division.

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